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Children's hospital chief and wine merchant scoop top business awards

Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce names Loki Wines shop as business of the year

The new life sciences campus will count the QE Hospital among its neighbours

University of Birmingham agrees life sciences campus deal

Institute will lead development of a campus in Selly Oak which will conduct research and studies to bring new medical treatments to market

November heard the news that a Legoland Discovery Centre was set to open in Birmingham

Review of 2016 - November: Legoland attraction coming to Birmingham, end of Monaco House and Monarch airport jobs

It emerged during November that family favourite Legoland was planning to open a new discovery centre at the Barclaycard Arena while city eyesore Monaco House could finally be coming down

New funding which could save Moseley Road Baths was secured in April

Review of 2016 - April: Arts centre closing, indie restaurateurs hit out and new funding for Moseley Road Baths

Independent restaurant owners hit out in April at the perceived favouritism by landlords for chains while the end drew nearer for a city arts centre

A budget cuts protest in Victoria Square.

City leadership needs to get a grip

The city council faces a massive financial crisis, meanwhile an unlikely figure has turned up to cheer on Jeremy Corbyn

Birmingham Post Business Awards 2015 at the ICC

How a vital Birmingham charity will benefit from BPBA 2016

Birmingham Post Business Awards are backing an important city charity at the gala ceremony on October 26

A hazel dormouse.

Whispers in the Woods

As Andrea Leadsom's new brief includes support to farmers, currently delivered through the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), wildlife should perhaps be worried.

Daniel Lee, founder and superintendent pharmacist of Pharmacy2U (left), and Mark Livingstone, chief executive of Chemist Direct

Online pharmacy Chemist Direct in merger deal

Oldbury business ties up with Pharmacy2U to create £43m venture aimed at dominating online pharmacy market

The British Union Flag and the European Flag

Brexit fall out should not be allowed to hit Birmingham's plans for growth and jobs

City and regional leaders need to shout out like Scotland and Cornwall to ensure we retain investment and jobs amid Brexit uncertainty

Life sciences minister George Freeman

Birmingham will be a global force in life sciences, minister predicts

Life sciences minister George Freeman predicted the sector would double in size in the region – creating thousands of skilled jobs

From left: Kaido's chief technology officer Mick Westman, marketing manager Ben Buckley and founder Richard Westman

Creative England backs Birmingham healthcare tech company

Investment body supports Kaido with £50,000 in new funding to support development and testing of new online platforms

An investigation has been launched into the finances of Birmingham Women's Hospital

Watchdog to investigate 'deteriorating' finances at Birmingham Women's Hospital

Inquiry by NHS Improvement will examine hospital trust's 'worse than expected' financial position

Stephen Dorrell has been recruited to help health and social services in Birmingham and Solihull

Former Tory health secretary to reshape Birmingham's social services

Stephen Dorrell served in John Major's cabinet in 1990s and will now seek better working practices among social and health services in Birmingham and Solihull

Professor Craig Jackson, head of psychology at BCU

Birmingham Post Power 250: Academia

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of academia

Jodie Cook, founder of JC Social Media

Birmingham Post Power 250: Social Media

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of social media

Desmond Jaddoo, Birmingham Empowerment Forum

Birmingham Post Power 250: Campaigners and Activists

  • NHS

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of campaigners and activists

Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith

Birmingham Post Power 250: Health

  • NHS

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of health

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson MP

Birmingham Post Power 250: Politics

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of politics

Mark Lee, the chief executive of Calthorpe Estates

Push to promote Edgbaston's life science prowess at MIPIM 2016

Calthorpe Estates chief executive Mark Lee said he hoped to raise the profile of the cluster of advanced science bases in the city

Cannock Chase

Where will the West Midlands Combined Authority stand on nature?

Looking at WMCA’s early public statements it is difficult to see where nature fits in with its plans.


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